Dolphin Tour

Discover the Magic of a Dolphin and Whale Watching Tour in Costa Rica

Embark on a breathtaking journey along the Pacific coastline with our Dolphin Tour. Get up close to dolphins in their natural habitat, explore the crystal blue waters, and immerse yourself in the incredible symphony of nature. Starting in July, the tour becomes even more spectacular with the addition of whale watching, as the majestic humpback whales begin their migration along the coast. Our snorkel and dolphin adventure at Chora Island offers adventurers a unique opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater world of the tropical Pacific.

Rated as a must-do while you are in Samara, this experience is perfect for families seeking an enriching family tour.

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Start Time: 08:00 AM or 01:00 PM

Meeting Point: You can head directly to the meeting point, or request pickup.

Activities:Join us for an extraordinary whale and dolphin watching experience. Depending on the season, you might see both dolphins and whales, with a higher likelihood of encountering whales from July to November.

Enjoy snacks prepared by us as you snorkel around Chora Island, discovering the tropical colorful underwater world.


Duration: 3-4 hours

Best Season: Dolphins are seen year-round, with the whale watching season running from July to November.


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What is included


Experienced Guide


Fruits & Drinks


Snorkel Equipment


Life Jackets

Restriction: For your own safety, swimming with the dolphins is not allowed.

Prepare for an Unforgettable Adventure

Please bring:

Camera or Phone

Board Short/ Bathing Suit


Frequently Asked Questions

When Is The Best Time for Whale Watching in Costa Rica?

The best times for whale watching in Costa Rica align with the migration seasons of humpback whales, the most commonly seen species along the coast. They migrate from December to April and again from July to November. Our tours are thoughtfully scheduled to coincide with these periods, enhancing your chances of witnessing these majestic marine animals during your whale-watching adventure.

Can You Swim with Dolphins in Costa Rica?

No, swimming with dolphins is not permitted in Costa Rica, and for good reason. While dolphins are known for their playful and curious nature, they are wild animals that should be respected and protected. Interfering with their natural behavior or getting too close can cause stress and disturbance to the dolphins and their social structures. During our dolphin tours, you’ll have the incredible opportunity to observe these beautiful creatures from a respectful distance, allowing you to appreciate their grace and charm in their natural environment while preserving their safety and freedom.

Meet Some Happy Clients

We had a great time! We saw 4 whales, even jumping a few times, sea turtles and dolphins. Friendly staff, fresh fruit and a swim before coming back onshore. Would definitely mark a tour with them again a next time I would be around here.

Frank, August 2023

“Samara Sea Tours gave us an amazing dolphin tour. The dolphins came right up to the front of the boat and showed off for us. We also were able to see sea turtles mating, as well as a variety of beautiful fish. Highly recommended for any of their tours, they will definitely take care of you and show you the beauty of Costa Rica and Playa Samara.”

Trey S.

We went on a tour, to spot Dolphins, but we saw so much more, even whales!
What I liked most is that he finds a perfect balance between coming close enough to have a good look, and keeping some distance avoiding to disturb wild life too much. Unfortunately not every tour operator does so.
After that, we had some time for snorkling. Great day for us and the kids!

Oeen v. M., August 2023

Are You Ready to Explore the Sea Life?